MPs Hire Private Bodyguards Amid Safety Concerns During Israel-Hamas Conflict


Private Security for UK MPs

Amid escalating tensions in the Israel-Hamas conflict, Members of Parliament in the UK have been compelled to hire private bodyguards to ensure their safety. Private security firms, including ex-SAS troops, have been deployed to protect MPs during constituency surgeries, provide close protection, and secure chauffeur-driven cars – all funded by taxpayers.

Rising Safety Concerns

There are growing fears that politicians could be targeted due to the heightened tensions surrounding the Gaza conflict, which have spilled over into Britain. At least three female MPs from major political parties have received additional security from a discreet organization known for safeguarding top government officials and the royal family.

Beefing Up Security Measures

One male MP has reportedly enlisted the help of a former special forces soldier for his protection. The royal and VIP executive committee (RAVEC), responsible for deciding that Prince Harry and his family no longer require royal protection in the UK, is overseeing the bolstering of MPs' security.

Seeking Increased Funding

The number of MPs seeking protection has surged following the Hamas terror attacks on October 7. In response to the heightened threat level, Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has reached out to the Prime Minister and the Chancellor to request additional funding for the security scheme.

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